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Lead Data Engineer | Operations IT

A new opportunity to work in our Operations IT team where you will lead on the development of the Bank’s Business Intelligence (BI) functions. It requires working with Department Heads and divisional accountants across all areas. This is a great role for someone to work with a leading lending bank who has and continues to invest in growth with BI analytics as the top priority.

Job Reference: OP031-24
Department: Operations IT
Reporting to: Head of Data & Architecture
Location: London 
Work pattern: Hybrid 

Job description

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This is a hybrid role – 3 days in the office (City of London location) and 2 days working from home.

Role Purpose: 

The Lead Data Engineer role is to lead on the development of the Bank’s Business Intelligence (BI) functions. It requires working with Department Heads and divisional accountants across all areas.


  • Lead on the design, development, and hold accountability for data engineering services, including storage, orchestration, transformation & semantic layers across the banks datawarehouse (eos)
  • Line management of internal data engineers and Third Party Consultants
  • Design & build ELT processes, data warehouse architectures, data marts, cubes and dashboards; in-line with strategy & best practise
  • Perform Data modelling, problem solving and data analysis
  • Design & build relational and dimensional models
  • Work in an agile, proactive manner; delivering high quality solutions in agreed timescales
  • Follow & enforce the UTB SDLC, best practises, standards & design principles covering all aspects of data lifecycle management
  • Ensure that adequate steps are taken to protect UTB data
  • Stay abreast of technology trends, data engineering techniques/standards to ensure UTB maintains a low technical debt & identify area(s) for improvement
  • Develop Proof of Concepts to prove that business requirements can be met by solutions
  • Lead on data engineering activities such as release management, environment controls, CICD pipeline orchestration
  • Providing front-end support to clients and colleagues in other departments
  • Manage code migration across environments to ensure continued and synchronized functionality
  • Establishing the root causes of application errors, and escalating serious concerns to the Head of IT

Skills and Experience sought:

  • Proven 10 years BI development experience in financial services, specifically Kimball experience on Microsoft Warehouse experience with in-depth MS SQL knowledge
  • 5 years Solution Delivery experience in utilizing Microsoft Azure BI stack (Azure ADF, Azure Blob storage, Synapse, CI/CD & PowerBI)
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Understanding of the organisation’s goals and objectives
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and directed, with the ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • A desire and willingness to assist with and own people’s problems to resolution
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Prior experience in a financial services business with knowledge of banking processes would be at an advantage
  • Computer Science or Maths degree or equivalent education/experience

About UTB

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UTB is a dynamic and expanding specialist bank that provides solutions to our customers and brokers, which help them achieve their ambitions. Recognised as being one of the most dependable and well-respected Specialist Banks in the UK, we were delighted to see our balance sheet exceed the £2bn mark in 2022.

Exceptional customer service and the ability to provide rewarding deposits accounts and flexible lending solutions have helped us to develop productive and enduring relationships with our customers. We understand that their success is our success and that the quality of our people and teams, is key to delivering special outcomes for them.

We also understand that the performance of our people is directly linked to the culture in which they work. There is a strong sense of community at UTB and as well as promoting a clear set of internal values, and providing a wealth of facilities for training, personal development, and team building, we run a busy and varied calendar of engagement and social activity. Typical recent examples include: Pizza Lunch Days and Coffee Catch-ups; London Marathon and Sahara Challenge Sponsorships; Success Sharing and Value Awards; and Awesome Autumn social events ranging from Theatre Trips, Cocktail Mixology, and Cookery Classes, to Go-karting, Mini Golf and Clay pigeon shooting.

Employee benefits

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  • Competitive Salary and Bonus package
  • 26 Days Holiday
  • 2 Wellbeing Days
  • Contributory Pension
  • Life Insurance / Income Protection / Critical Illness cover
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Excellent career development opportunities and where appropriate sponsorship of a relevant qualification

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